Saturday, 9 July 2011

Early-morning arrivals at John Garang's mausoleum

Tens of thousands of South Sudanese have flocked to the site of today's independence ceremony.

Former First Lady Betty Ford Dies at 93

Betty Ford, wife of former President Gerald Ford and the founder of the Betty Ford Center for substance abuse and addiction, has died at age 93.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Yellowstone: Bear in Mauling Was Protecting Cubs

Yellowstone National Park officials say they will not kill or capture a grizzly bear that mauled a 57-year-old hiker to death because it was only defending its cubs and had not threatened humans before.

Drought in the Horn of Africa

Tens of thousands of Somalis have ended up at Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp, the largest in the world.

Celebrations at the birth of a nation.

Thousands celebrate on the streets in South Sudan, marking their long-awaited independence. Marie-Claire Fennessy reports

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Exxon Oil Spill in Mont. Prompts Evacuations

An ExxonMobil pipeline that runs under the Yellowstone River near Billings ruptured and dumped an unknown amount of oil into the waterway, prompting temporary evacuations along the river Saturday morning.

Philippine mayor and sheriff in fisticuffs

Sara Duterte, the mayor of Davao City in southern Philippines, was unhappy about shanty homes being knocked down in her city. So she squared up to the sheriff, Abe Andres, she held responsible.

Duterte says she asked for a two-hour delay on the court order so she could ask the residents to peacefully dismantle their homes.

Andres ignored her request - and got in return, four blows to his left eye, face and back.

Al Jazeera's Gerald Tan reports.